Robert Ivy earned his Masters of Architecture from Tulane University and his BA in English from The University of the South. Before he began working with the AIA, Robert was Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record magazine and Vice President & Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. In 1998 he was honored with the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence, in recognition for advancing the growth of the world’s most widely read journal of architecture.
Under his editorial leadership, Architectural Record was honored in several publishing industry awards. Among these were the premier magazine journalism award and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence. In 2009, Ivy was honored with the Crain Award, the highest individual recognition award the American Business Media bestows on anyone.
In March 2010, he was voted “Master Architect” by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi, for his outstanding work in communicating the value of design. This designation has been awarded to only seven iconic architects in its 100-year history.
Robert Ivy currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. In his role as CEO, Robert has fortified the Association by way of public outreach, advocacy, and education initiatives. This has helped its members to render improved services to both clients and communities.
Robert Ivy has led the AIA since 2011 towards its goal of transforming in order to meet the needs of the twenty-first century architecture profession. He has positioned the AIA to become a more proactive, influential, and responsive, organization. In addition, Robert Ivy has made great strides in advancing the goal of the AIA to heighten public awareness of the services and importance of architects.
One of the accomplishments he is known for has been that of streamlining AIA governance to enhance decision-making. He also built the first digital technology infrastructure and launched a highly acknowledged campaign promoting public awareness. In addition, Robert has focused on shifting AIA resources to help architects prepare for their role in addressing the contemporary issues of sustainability, climate change, and the impact of architectural design on public health.
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